My least favourite building material, I think of the Atlantic Wall fortifications, Brutalist architecture, the Maginot Line to name a few edifices….

Here we visit the massive Zeppelinfeld tribune (inspired by the Hellenic temple of Pergamon) on the Dutzendteich, Nuremberg…..a Third Reich relic remaining as a reminder of totalitarian ideology and a warning to future generations. I recall an exhibition, entitled “Faszination und Gewalt: Das Reichsparteitagsgeläde in Nürnberg”:

Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here


  1. I’ve come to appreciate some brutalist architecture. But I had to work at it!

  2. The Maginot Line is on my list of places to visit,

  3. Ah yes, site of the US victory parade – could you see the remains of the destroyed swastika?

  4. I hope the future generations pay heed. 🙄💗

  5. I am actually a fan of Brutalist Architecture, and have written about it on my blog in the past.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. (There was also an article published online, and nominated for a prize. (Didn’t win though. 🙂 )

  7. Great photograph of the Steintribüne. I pass it on my way to work every day.

  8. And a magnificent one.

  9. I actually prefer the back of this monstrosity. It’s a bare wall (at least it was many years ago when I visited), used as a kind of open squash court. I always think that this is far better than either leaving the remains, maybe to be admired by some misguided fools, or being torn down (because in a perverse way this is a kind of recognistion). Using it in an irreverent way with no regard for that history is a nose thumbing. Having said that – a great shot!

    • Sue

      Good point, Elke. When I went, there was information as a warning from history in the hall. But I’m pleased you like this image

      • In the 80s they had walkman’s with information to borrow on a walk around the whole area, the Reichparteitagsgelände (they probably do it with QR codes these days). I found it very enlightening.

      • Sue

        I think I was there in 1979, no Walkmans then…

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